The Stanley Experiment

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In 1968, Detroit manager Mayo Smith controversially decided to make center fielder Mickey Stanley his starting shortstop for the World Series even though Stanley had less than 70 innings of experience at the position!

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The Stanley Experiment

By Craig W.

I worked decades in MLB, primarily in player evaluation. Largely as a hobby I also researched and wrote a pre-game radio show, "A Page from Baseball's Past" that was on the air for 25 seasons. This was inspired by the stories my grandfather told me that taught me about the history of the game. In 2008 I began a subscription text version of the story series (Pages from Baseball's Past). I strongly believe in the quote of Rudyard Kipling: "If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

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